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CULTURE & POLITICS

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Freddie Prinze – A Prinze Among Men

“Loooooking good!” That single line let loose from the wide grin of a handsome and lanky kid from New York City’s Washington Heights, cemented Freddie Prinze as a cultural icon and comic legend. Frederick Karl Pruetzel was born in 1954 to a Puerto Rican mo...
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The Civil Rights Movement through a Latino Lens

When people think of the Civil Rights Movement images of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington or Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott come to mind. The problem? That’s an incomplete portrait of what was happening across the country. Latinos were ...
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The Most Inspiring Latino Moments of 2017

To say that 2017 was a challenging year for the Latino community, would be an understatement. From the anti-immigration rhetoric and actions felt by those in the United States, to the natural disasters suffered by the citizens of Mexico and Puerto Rico and the...
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The Coquito Master’s

Nothing can turn a family holiday into a group challenge like the sweet blended flavor of coquito. Sleeves get rolled up as bottles of rum fill the kitchen for the prized title of coquito connoisseur. Usually abuela or madrina grab the win but with the advent ...
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Why I Marched for Puerto Rico

On November 19th, at 4:30 a.m. on a cold, rainy Sunday morning in New York I joined one of many busloads of citizens traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in the Unity March for Puerto Rico. The march was organized by a small group of activists led by ...
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